DIY Wedding Challenge 2010: Baseball Placecard Holders

Trueblue311
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These may not be up everyone's alley but they can definitely be changed up to fit any wedding theme! All the placecard/escort card holders i found online were ridiculously expensive so I decided I would do something cool on my own!  I went to Joann and bought unfnished wooden balls.  They are meant to be drawer pulls you can finish yourself and they have flat bottoms.  I painted them all white with a sponge brush/applicator and waited overnight and gave them a second coat.  Once that was dry I penciled in where the stitching would be on a baseball and painted over that with a VERY VERY thin brush in red paint.  I then went back over that and painted the lil stitches in.  It took some practice and I won't lie, it's time consuming but they look great!  My dad then drilled holes in the top of all of them JUST smaller than the diameter of the wire for the holder.  I went to Home Depot and bought a sturdy wire (pretty sure it's stainless steel) and used photo holders ive seen as my inspiration.  I cut a length of wire and used a pair of needle nose pliers to twist the wire around in a swirl.  The wire was then inserted in the top of the wooden ball, and VOILA! A placecard holder! :)  The card with the person's name/table number just slips between the coils on the wire!! :) I think these ended up costing us about 50 cents a piece!! :) A far cry from the 3 and 4 dollars i was looking at spending online!! :) Happy DIY! :)


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Last Updated: August 4, 2013 at 12:21 am
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